Monday, March 24, 2014

Stylin' Stampinn' INKspiration~ Masculine Monday

Today at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration, we're showcasing Masculine cards. I actually have come to really enjoy making "manly" cards. Stampin' Up! makes it fun! With the use of {Hardwood} and {By the Tide}, I was able to make a go of it. 

If you haven't already used the {Hardwood} stamp, YOU SHOULD! I absolutely LOVE this stamp. I've used it on so many different projects. It is so versatile... and just plain AWESOME. I'm a big fan of the natural, rugged look anyway so this stamp just floats my boat.

I used some hemp twine to create a "net" for the Lobster to sit on. 

Lots and lots of Dimensionals were used to make these little sea critters JUMP out of the card. 

I used the Fancy Fan embossing folder to add texture to the Window Sheet behind the fish. I wanted it to really resemble water. 

I really like to decorate the inside of a card as well. This one was really fun. I just brushed the Whisper White cardstock with Soft Sky and Marina Mist ink pads and stamped the coral in Cajun Craze. 

Cardstock ~ crumb cake, basic gray, marina mist, basic black, whisper white
Ink ~ basic black, basic gray, marina mist, pool party, not quite navy, so saffron, cajun craze, lucky limeade, pumpkin pie, soft suede, soft sky, crumb cake
Stamp Sets ~ by the tide, hardwood
Tools ~ circle framelits, window sheet, big shot, paper trimmer, paper snips, dimensionals, 1" circle punch, sponge daubers, fancy fan embossing folder, bone folder
Embellishments ~ twine, 1/8" brads


  1. Nice card! The lobster is crazy cool with colors!

  2. I love all the textures and dimension you added to this card! Fabulous!

  3. Stunning!!! The colors are amazing....the whole card is just fabulous!!!

  4. Love this card, this by far, is one of my favorite stamps sets. I live in New England and this screams the area! Thanks for the net!

  5. Very cool card Melissa. I love this stamp set.

  6. Fabulous card! So many dimensions to this card with the end result that it is a "work of art". Caught my eye right away.

  7. I absolutely love everything about this card! You've made this stamp set come alive! Beautiful colors and exquisite detail. Thanks for sharing, Melissa!


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